Can the European Union Survive the Refugee Crisis?

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Not since World War II has Europe seen so many refugees--and not since the Cold War has the continent been so divided. The European Union’s crowning achievement is abolishing internal border controls. But four former members of the old Soviet Block are working on barbed-wire fences. Leaders who’ve been whipping up right-wing Xenophobia aren’t going along with yesterday’s established quota for every member nation.  Meantime, the UN says the total agreed to is only a tiny fraction of the flow from Syria, Iraq and Eritrea alone.       

Also, 'it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.' Yogi Berra has died. 

Banner Image: U.S. President Barack Obama (L) stands with Pope Francis during an arrival ceremony for the pope at the White House in Washington September 23, 2015. The pontiff is on his first visit to the United States. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst



Warren Olney